A favicon is a small image usually displayed in the browser tab that represents your site or your brand. To add a favicon to your site, first create a 32x32px PNG and then link to it in your document head.

For example, in the tab for this site you should see a small chicken head.

The format of the favicon image must be either a PNG, GIF, or ICO (e.g, favicon.png, favicon.gif, favicon.ico ). Though it can be named anything, it’s typically named favicon to keep things simple.

The link contains three attributes. The rel attribute tells the browser this is the icon for this page, the type attribute tells it that it’s a favicon, and the href attribute provides the image’s location in the file structure.

<meta charset="UTF-8">
<meta name="description" content="Free Web Tutorials">
<meta name="keywords" content="HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, SQL">
<meta name="author" content="1SMARTchicken">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
<title>Advanced HTML Template</title>
<link rel="icon" type="image/x-icon" href="/images/favicon.png">
<!-- styles -->
<!-- scripts -->

In the example above, we placed the link to the favicon just after the title tag. The positioning isn’t important, but this keeps things neat and organized in our head.